Membership Renewal Time

Have you received your membership renewal letter yet? Our 2023 Membership Drive is underway; the annual mailing went out to members on November 18th. And, if you are new and want to join the Friends, just click on over to our Membership page to get started (hint: you can renew there, too!).

We’re proud of all we’ve accomplished in 2023:

  • We hosted three book/media sales during 2023, raising about $5,000 to help support our Tualatin Library.
  • We’ve raised an additional $7,800 (through October) via our ongoing sale shelves inside the library, membership dues, and other donations.
  • We’ve donated over $12,000 so far this year (through October) to the Tualatin Library in support of a variety of programs.
  • We are very proud to have our name atop the Donor Appreciation plaque in the library.
  • And, we developed a new logo! We think it’s perfect for us: bookish, fun, and colorful.
Friends of Tualatin Library logo
Donor Appreciation Plaque for the Tualatin Public Library
Donor Appreciation plaque

If you’re already a member of the Friends, please consider taking a more active role through volunteering. We’re small, but mighty…and sometimes we need more help to get all the things done. We’d love to chat with you about our opportunities. Jump over to our Contact form and send us a note.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of Tualatin Library have two volunteer opportunities:

Book Sale Co-Chair. The Friends host two community book sales per year, currently in May and November. We are looking for a co-chair to work with the current chair to plan and execute the sales. Responsibilities include publicity, volunteer recruitment, day-of-sale set-up, and close-of-sale shut-down. This job is a good one for those who enjoy event planning and have good communication skills. See our job description for more information.

Book Evaluator. The Friends receive book and media donations from the public throughout the year. Book evaluators review the donations and evaluate them for potential re-sale in our various sale venues. You might enjoy this job if you have good computer skills and a few hours each week to dedicate to this role. See our flyer for more information.

If either of these opportunities sound interesting to you, please contact us.

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We’re having an Electronic Media Sale: September 16, 2023

On Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Friends of Tualatin Library will hold a special Electronic Media Sale in the lobby of the Tualatin Public Library. This sale will feature a wonderful collection of used DVDs, including adult, documentary, children’s, and TV series films, along with hundreds of music CDs. If you’re looking for Audiobooks on CD, we’ll have both fiction and non-fiction titles. We even have a small number of vinyl LP albums!

Prices are $2 for DVDs and audiobooks, $1 for CDs, or as marked for some special DVDs. Come early for the best selection. Cash and credit cards will be accepted for payment.

The Library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave. in Tualatin.

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We’re taking a “Donation Vacation”

The Friends are taking a break from accepting book and media donations from August 11th until September 5th. If you’re going through your personal library and thinking about donating books to the Friends, we invite you to check out our Donation Guidelines page. Please hang on to your donations until September. In the meantime, we’ll continue to gratefully accept dollar donations at any time. Thanks for your understanding.

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Summer reading has started @ the Tualatin Public Library

“Find Your Voice” is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading program which runs from June 1st to August 31st. The Friends are delighted to contribute funding to the program again this year. This program is for everyone in the family, so pick up your logs at the library and start reading! Kids and teens get a free book when they sign up and a second free book for completing their first log. Everyone gets an entry in the grand prize drawings.

Kickoff events are scheduled for June 16-18:
For EVERYONE: The Amazing Bubble Man!
Saturday, June 17, 11:30am – 12:30pm and 2:00 – 3:00pm

For TEENS: Summer Reading Party
Friday, June 16, 2:00 – 4:00pm

For ADULTS and families: The Cabin Project
Sunday, June 18, 2:00 – 3:00pm

You’ll find all the details about Summer Reading on the Tualatin Public Library website.

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